Golf Course Management

JUN 2019

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82 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 06.19 (industry news) Team, the sales representatives who exemplify outstand- ing promotion and sales of ESP products, were: Brett Hardy, ACF West; Patrick Goosen, Brock White; Mark Hardek, JMD Co.; Amy Mathews, Pen- nington; Doug McCluskey, Everett J. Prescott Inc.; and Mike Ramy, Ramy Turf. The National Club Associa- tion has named Joe Trauger vice president of govern- ment relations. Trauger is an experienced government relations professional with a long history of legislative and regulatory success on Capitol Hill and with associations. In his new position, he will oversee governmental outreach and advocacy for NCA, the national advocacy organization serving the private club industry. He will also work closely with NCA's board to continue to grow ClubPAC, NCA's political action committee that promotes the interests of that industry. Prior to joining NCA, Trauger was principal and founder of Northfield Strategies, an advocacy consulting firm. His Capitol Hill experience has included positions as senior policy advisor for then-House Majority Whip Roy Blunt; policy advisor for then-House Majority Leader Dick Armey; senior legislative assistant for former Congressman Sam Johnson; and legislative assistant for former Senator Rod Grams. Billy Casper Golf, owner-operator of more than 150 golf courses, country clubs and resorts in 29 states, celebrated its 30th anniversary in March at Reunion Resort (Kissimmee, Fla.), with events honoring its roughly 7,000 employees nationwide. The company was founded in 1989 by chairman and chief executive officer Peter Profile Products celebrated the work of distributors at its awards banquet during the International Erosion Control Association Conference in Denver. This year's Project of the Year award winner: JMD Co. for its work on the TransCanada Pipeline. JMD worked with contrac- tors WB Xpress and PennLine to stabilize the TransCanada Pipeline through the Monongahela National Forest. The team worked hard to preserve the diverse biological life and protect the environment of this delicate ecosystem. Work was completed without any compliance issues. The project used products including ProGanics Biotic Soil Media to amend the soil and Flexterra HP-FGM for erosion control. Profile's Green Project award was given to the distributor, engineer and contractor who sustain excellence and growth over a period of years. This year's winners: California Department of Trans- portation (CalTrans) District 8, Stover Seed and Pacific Restoration Group for their work on the Freeway Fire project, Interstate 15 and 210 Interchange. Individuals and companies were recognized for outstanding sales performance: E2HS won the Profile ESP Rookie of the Year award; Ramon Godinez, Total Site Supply, earned the In the Fast Lane award, which recognizes the distributor who achieves the most rapid growth over the prior year; Brock White and Hanes Geo each earned the Ground Assault award for the distributor who best utilizes and promotes and soil testing, etc.; JMD Co. earned the 2018 President's Club award for sustained excellence and growth over a period of years; JMD Co. and Pennington won the Top Gun award, given to the distributor who achieved the highest total ESP sales in 2018; ACF West and PGG Wrightson re- ceived the national and international ProGanics Pro award for outstanding promotion and achievements in ProGanics Biotic Soil Media in 2018; Michael Gantt with Pennington earned the individual ProGanics Pro award; PGG Wrightson earned the International Distributor of the Year award; and the members of the 2018 All Pro Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland, reopened its fairways to golfers after an extensive and thorough maintenance program to ensure the course continues to play in first-class condition throughout the season. The putting surfaces have been shown special attention. They were carefully scrutinized to identify and handpick any Poa annua in order to achieve the desired pureness of surface. The staff plugged, by hand, old pitch marks and imperfections and replaced them with plugs from the turf nursery. The greenkeeping team also carefully adjusted the sand depths of the 42 bunkers to achieve the desired level of 3 inches on the faces and 4 inches on the bases in order to produce consistent and uniform lies in bunkers across the golf course. Adare Manor REOPENS Profile Products

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